Welcome to the EY Challenge. A three day Canada-wide challenge for university students interested in a career in professional services. We’re looking for students that hear “challenge” and think “opportunity”.
More InformationKey Dates
Individual campus info session dates are now available on our Key Dates & Updates section!
EY Challenge is a new, dynamic, winner-take-all business competition unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. The competition brings together the best and brightest students from across Canada to compete in an interactive and exciting three day challenge. Winning teams from each region will be selected during local Pitch Days to travel to Toronto for the EY Challenge National Finals.
Participating in EY Challenge was one of the highlights of my year. From the campus competition to the national finals, EY Challenge provided me with the opportunity to meet a lot of people from EY as well as students from other universities, all while having lots of fun! Mohammed Surti, 2017 National EY Challenge Winner, University of Toronto
The event that was once just a thought in the back of our minds is now developed into a wide-spread national competition. The EY Challenge was first launched by the recruiting team back in 2015 and now has gained the attention of thousands of students across the country. From first meeting EY employees on campus, to an all-expenses paid trip to Toronto, and then being inches away from your favourite artist. Don’t you want to see where the EY Challenge could take you?
Students can get involved in one of three ways:
To participate in the prize (if the winning team is from your school), you need to fall under one of the above three categories.
Read below on how to sign up and how you can participate!
Register as a team of four, and work within your team to prepare a business pitch for a mystery product. You will present your pitch to a panel of EY judges and your peers on campus and a winner will be chosen to represent your university. The Pitch Days act as a round robin to choose one team to represent your campus. Ten campuses across Canada will be represented at the EY Challenge Final in Toronto in late February.
Ten winners, selected during the Pitch Days, from the following universities will compete in the EY Challenge National Finals held in Toronto:
Students are participating in case competitions all throughout university. We wanted to create something completely different where they could make their own rules and decisions but still apply all of their business knowledge from classes. From this simple idea, the EY Challenge was born. Katie Wilson, Assurance Campus Recruiting Leader
Each challenge is built around EY’s four Leadership dimensions:
Teams will compete in four different challenges that represent each of these dimensions to demonstrate their overall excellence and capabilities. The winning team will be the one with the most points and will be awarded the ultimate prize. There are no cases in this competition.
Check back in November for sign up options!
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Max. 12 Teams Per School
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EY Challenge Info Sessions and Pitch Days are coming to a campus near you soon!
Information Sessions: Late October – Early November
Pitch Days: Late November – Early December
National Finals: February 2020
Congratulations to our finalists from Waterloo on their National Championship!
Key dates to be updated later in the year
Key dates to be updated later in the year
Assurance Campus Recruiting Leader, Toronto
Katie first joined EY in 2008 as an assurance co-op student and transferred to the campus recruiting team later in 2011. Katie is now our Assurance Campus Recruiting Leader in Canada and proud to be a key member in the creation of EY Challenge.
Eastern Canada Campus Recruiter, Montréal
Marie-Andrée has been at EY since October 2016 as our Montreal based Campus Recruiter. After graduating from Law school, she changed career path and chose to work in recruitment because of her passion for human relations. Talk to her about desserts or water skiing, she loves both!
National Campus Recruiting Coordinator, Toronto
Krystle joined EY in November of 2016 as the National Campus Recruiting Coordinator. She loves trying EVERTHING at all you can eat restaurants with friends and listening to music!
National Campus Recruiting Leader, Toronto
Jordan began his career at EY as a co-op student WAY back in 2004. He spent the majority of his career in the Assurance practice and was a Senior Manager in the Financial Services Organization prior to working at RBC for 3 years before becoming an “EY Boomerang” and re-joining EY as the National Campus Recruiting Leader.
Campus Recruiter, Calgary
Catherine joined EY in 2005 as a Staff Accountant in the Audit practice. After 6 years in Audit, she transferred to the Campus Recruiting team in 2011. She also serves as the People Consultant for the Calgary Audit practice.
Campus Recruiter, Edmonton
Katrina started with EY in the audit practice after completing her undergrad at the UofA (go Bears!) in 2006. In 2010, she took a brief hiatus from the firm to explore working in her family’s business. She returned to her EY Edmonton familEY in 2011 in a split campus recruiting and HR manager role.
Advisory Campus Recruiting Leader, Toronto
Alexandra joined the firm in 2015 as an Experienced Hire Recruiter before joining the Campus team in 2017 as the National Advisory Campus Recruiting Leader. Alexandra is extremely excited for this year’s EY Challenge!!
Advisory Campus Recruiter, Toronto
Sabrina joined EY in June 2017 as an Advisory Campus Recruiter. She loves to travel and is looking forward to her second EY Challenge!
Participating in the EY Challenge was a unique way to team up with my friends and step outside my comfort zone in order to collectively problem solve in a fun and exciting way! The Challenge is an opportunity to utilize teamwork, creative thinking, and the willingness to have fun that you may not necessarily experience in ordinary university courses. I am forever grateful for the friends I made between the campus competition and national finals with students from across the country! EY Challenge was most definitely a highlight of my university career and something I will never forget! Dawson Bergmann, 2017 National Challenge Competitor
Assurance Campus Recruiter, Toronto
This Campus Recruiter is a UTSG alum, a three-time EY boomerang, and a lover of all things poutine! Quynh is so excited to be WOW-ed by your pitches.
Campus Recruiter, Vancouver
Gurpreet graduated from BCIT and has been our Vancouver Campus Recruiter since 2012. She is looking forward to meeting you all and hearing your pitches at this years’ EY Challenge!